A popular Moray coastal café will be reopening its doors today – just in time for the main summer tourist season.
There was disappointment from both residents and regular visitors when the Covesea Café closed its doors earlier this year, posting a notice that it hoped to return to business soon.
However, as time moved on fears grew that the attractive eating place would be lost to the region – until Gayle Johnstone and Amada Adams decided to take over the business.
Gayle told insideMoray: “We are delighted to say that from Tuesday, May 5 we will be reopening the Covesea Café.
“My partner Amanda Adams and I have put in a great deal of work in the last few weeks and we are now ready to launch the coffee shop under a new name – Aroma.
“We very much look forward to customers old and new visiting us at Covesea – we are located at one of the most wonderful spots on the Moray coastline and a perfect location for people to stop by as they tour the area.”
A spokesman for the Laich Coast Tourism Group, set up last year to help promote tourism along the coastline from Findhorn to Lossiemouth, welcomed the new business owners and wished them every success.
He said: “Following on from the recent acquisition of the Hopeman Caravan Park and the reopening of the Pondarosa Café in Lossiemouth as the West Beach Café, it is fantastic to see confidence in our area growing further with the opening of Aroma.
“There is a very real confidence returning to our coastal communities and the new businesses such as these opening up will help attract more visitors to the fantastic natural beauty of the Laich coastline.
“We wish Gayle and Amanda every success in their new venture.”
Aroma will be open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am until 5pm – Facebook followers can also follow the Aroma page.